Saudi satellite TV channel Al-Arabiya reports that cyberwar is breaking out over various affronts deemed offensive to Muslims.
While this is, in a sense, countering speech with more speech, it’s unfortunately illegal under criminal statutes concerning computer crimes.
‘Arab Electronic Army’ attacks Western websites over anti-Islam film
Mustapha Ajbaili | Al Arabiya
Hackers from several Arab countries calling themselves “Arab Electronic Army” have invaded several Western websites in response to an American film that slanders Islam and prompted worldwide anger.
One of the hackers, who identified himself as Ridouan (hacker alias RéD-Zàr) from Morocco, wrote in an email sent to Al Arabiya English that the hacking operations were part of a “campaign to defend Allah’s prophet.”
“The army was recently formed and we have started to work as a team after we used to work individually.”
He identified some of his fellow hackers as Abdel Haq from Morocco (pro-psd), Saudi Hacker (wesker Hacker) Alaa from Syria (Alaa Alsory), Khaled from Syria (Connect-r Syrian).